Re: [PATCH v2] block: make iolatency avg_lat exponentially decay

From: Johannes Weiner
Date: Wed Aug 01 2018 - 11:59:36 EST

On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 05:25:59PM -0700, Dennis Zhou wrote:
> From: "Dennis Zhou (Facebook)" <dennisszhou@xxxxxxxxx>
> Currently, avg_lat is calculated by accumulating the mean of every
> window in a long running cumulative average. As time goes on, the metric
> becomes less and less useful due to the accumulated history.
> This patch reuses the same calculation done in load averages to make the
> avg_lat metric more lively. Unlike load averages, the avg only advances
> when a window elapses (due to an io). Idle periods extend the most
> recent window. Bucketing is used to limit the history of avg_lat by
> binding it to the window size. So, the window range for 1/exp (decay
> rate) is [1 min, 2.5 min) when windows elapse immediately.
> The current sample window size is exposed in the debug info to enable
> calculation of the window range.
> Signed-off-by: Dennis Zhou <dennisszhou@xxxxxxxxx>

Looks great, thanks Dennis. Once the div build error is fixed, please
feel free to add:

Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>